The King Brothers name and inspiration comes from the style that King Records brought to bluegrass music during the era in which King defined the sound of traditional bluegrass. While firmly rooted in the traditional "brother" style bluegrass duets, the KBs bring their drive, solid harmonies, a fondness for Guinness, and a Jesuit perspective to the folk, country, and Irish genres as well.
Since winning the prestigious 1984 Amateur Band competition at the Round Valley Festival, the King Brothers' rise to fame has been described by international music critics as "steady... a glacial pace" with a performing schedule covering both sides of the Atlantic.
John Catterall (a.k.a. Kingpin) plays the 5-string banjo, mandolin and provides the world-class tenor and some lead vocals for the KBs. John has performed with several Philadelphia bands, most notably Mountain Laurel and Tom Gala's Teraplanes.
Paul Kenney is the KBs guitar/lead vocalist who recently relocated from Virginia and allegedly runs an aluminum siding scam in New Jersey. Paul has performed with the DC-based Too Far Gone bluegrass band.
The King Brothers have assembled some mighty fine musical talents for their debut recording. Thanks to Ira Gitlin for the rock solid bass, Fiddle-master Tad Marks, and Jim Ruggiere, whose country/blues harmonica has been enjoyed by trillions.
"Our debut CD is long overdue and, since we've invested thousands for your listening pleasure, you should own one. It's worth it. Good night"
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